These are the ultimate comfort food.
They may not look pretty, but eat one and you feel instantly better. Eat one warm and you feel something heavenly!
AND, they’re even better when shared with friends
These are so so easy to make and the kids just love mushing up the bananas as the recipe dictates. It doesn’t even matter if they make an unholy mess as they’re supposed to be messy! Win win.
You also need an expert spoon licker on hand . . . I have a professional in the field as you’ll see from the photo at the bottom of this page.
30g unsalted butter
60g (or two oozingly, bulgingling heaped tablespoons) clear honey
Half teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large, very ripe bananas
150g plain flour
1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
Half teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Half teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt
1. Preheat the oven to 190C/gas mark 5.
2. Put the butter, honey and vanilla extract in a pan on a low heat to melt. Remove and set aside to cool.
3. Mash the bananas and, in another bowl, put the flour, baking powder, bicarb, cinnamon and salt.
4. Mix the melted butter mixture with the bananas and then add this to the flour mixture.
Don’t mix too much, just enough to ensure all the flour is mixed in.
This is the one time the mixture is supposed to look like a squidgy, sludgy mush!
5. Put 10 muffin paper cases in a muffin tray and then fill them with the mixture.
Put in the oven and cook for 25 minutes. Leave in the tin to cool for five minutes and then remove to a wire rack.